Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s legal claims against the Premier League champions and their ex-manager Jose Mourinho are set to result in a full and public employment tribunal later this year.
A preliminary hearing at the London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon today, attended by Carneiro and her legal team, did not result in a settlement that would have avoided a full hearing.
Wednesday’s proceedings were held in private but Carneiro had previously been seeking reinstatement to her role as first-team doctor and damages from Chelsea. She had also indicated that she was suing Mourinho for alleged sex discrimination.
The 42-year-old, who was born in Gibraltar but trained and worked in England before joining the Blues in 2009, left the club in September after her role was changed following a row with Mourinho.
Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were labelled “impulsive and naive” by Mourinho following a 2-2 draw with Swansea, in which they ran on to treat player Eden Hazard, to the manager’s annoyance.
Mourinho, sacked last month following a disappointing start to the season, did not attend today's hearing. He could be ordered to give evidence at the full tribunal, which is expected to take place in the summer.